About Us

Authors Ronald Linson and Deidre J Owen have been working together since 2018 and have enjoyed collaborating on a number of projects. With future collaborations in the works and big plans for some large-scale projects, they partnered together in April of 2019 to create Mannison Press, LLC. Current publications include several multi-genre anthologies and short story collections, a number of “Mannison Minibooks,” their new line of novellas, and they have a growing list of project ideas stretching into the months and even years to come.

As a relatively new independent publisher, Mannison Press is small but growing steadily. Distribution of our publications is currently managed through Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) for both print-on-demand paperbacks and Kindle e-books with Amazon, and the Smashwords/Draft2Digital network for other digital formats and online marketplaces. Further platforms offering expanded distribution are currently being considered. Our marketing division is modest but includes our website, several social media accounts, and word-of-mouth.

Ronald Linson


Operating under the pen name Ronald Linson, Morgan Schafer was born and raised in western Connecticut. He now lives in New York City, where he began working as an editor offering freelance services as a copyeditor and proofreader. Today, he is co-founder and Editor-in-Chief at the independent publishing house Mannison Press, LLC.

Morgan writes primarily science fiction, fantasy, and horror, but has been known to dabble in other genres. Current projects include a short story collection set in his Patchwork Lands cosmic horror mythos and a far-future science fiction novel with collaborator Deidre J Owen. Since 2015, Morgan has had stories published in a number of anthologies (Mannison Press, Eerie River) and e-zines (Lovecraftiana, Bewildering Stories). Learn more about Ron Linson on his author website here.

Deidre J Owen


Deidre J Owen was born in Lexington, Kentucky, in 19-srrmr-srrm. She moved to Florida at a very young age and, aside from a stint in the Canadian Maritimes as a young adult, has spent a majority of her life in the Tampa Bay area where she currently resides with her doting spouse, spunky preteen, lazy hound dog, and ornery orange cat.

A versatile and multi-faceted being, Deidre has taken delight in exploring many different genres with her writings including horror, humor, science fiction, weird and speculative fiction, and even children’s books. She enjoys the occasional collaboration with other writers, illustrates her own work, and provides all the formatting and cover designs for Mannison Press. Current projects include prequels to both her sci-fi novella and her heroes-and-villains humor novella, a humorous memoir, as well as a far-future science fiction novel collaboration with Ron Linson. Learn more about Deidre J Owen on her author website here.